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Lovely language : words divide, images unite

Author: Ed Annink; Max Bruinsma
Publisher: Rotterdam : Veenman Publishers, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Dutch
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"The world speaks in about 7000 tongues and countless dialects. For centuries, people have tried to overcome this tower of Babel. For instance by propagating one language or by making a new language, such as Esperanto. But the language which today is best understood world-wide does not consist of words, but of images. A universal visual language was the ideal of two Modernists: the social scientist and philosopher  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Annink; Max Bruinsma
ISBN: 9789086901272 9086901271
OCLC Number: 298624162
Notes: Lovely Language - words divide, images unite was exhibited in the Centraal Museum Utrecht, The Netherlands, from November 25, 2007 till February 11, 2008.
Description: 293 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A language for the visual era. Isotype ; Otto Neurath ; Gerd Arntz ; Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft --
From infographics to visual dialects. Infographics ; Pictograms ; Visual language.
Responsibility: Ed Annink, Max Bruinsma.

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"The world speaks in about 7000 tongues and countless dialects. For centuries, people have tried to overcome this tower of Babel. For instance by propagating one language or by making a new language, such as Esperanto. But the language which today is best understood world-wide does not consist of words, but of images. A universal visual language was the ideal of two Modernists: the social scientist and philosopher Otto Neurath (1882-1945) and graphic designer Gerd Arntz (1900-1988). In Vienna, from the 1920s onward, they developed more than 4000 icons, which together formed Isotype: a visual language in which important information on society, politics, economy and industry could be summarized, also for those who could not read. This book aims at providing material for the discussion about visual communication tomorrow"--amazon.com.

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